July 12 2012

(The GRID Blogger) Ellen Schwaller: Tempe, Arizona & Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ellen SchwallerA big Global Site Plans welcome to our newest blogger, Ellen Schwaller from Tempe, Arizona.

Ellen Schwaller is a graduate student in Urban and Environmental Planning at Arizona State University. Spending most of her life in the sprawling sunbelt, it was a recognized desire for human-centered rather than auto-centered places that drew her to the planning field. With a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science, she looks for ways to integrate the natural and built environments to create spaces and neighborhoods that matter. A large part of her research has been in the realm of residential perception and attitudes; and how this might inform city and neighborhood planning and design. While she completes the final semester of her degree in the Netherlands this fall, she looks forward to sharing her explorations of walkable and bikeable environments.

Ellen joins the June 2012 Environmental Design Internship program.

Renée van Staveren

Renée van Staveren is the Founder of Global Site Plans. She holds a M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She also holds a B.S. in Sustainable Community Development from Prescott College. Prior to establishing Global Site Plans and The Grid, Renée van Staveren was an Assistant Planner for A-M-M-A Transit Planning and the Program Director for Planet Green. You can find Renée blogging about featured environmental design firms, providing free website critiques, local events in Istanbul, Turkey, plus helping you achieve industry distinction through innovative discussions. Renée currently lives in Istanbul, Turkey; adding to the list of places she has traveled and lived.

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